Bago Region Chief Minister inspects solar-powered irrigation activities in Thanatpin Tsp

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A team led by Bago Region Chief Minister U Myo Swe Win and officials inspected the solar-powered irrigation network for the summer paddy farm on 27 October in Thanatpin Township, Bago Region(in picture).
Director U Ko Ko Oo of Bago Region Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department explained a solar-powered irrigation system for summer paddy. A renewable resource is aimed at sustainable energy. Solar irrigation is expected to cover the remaining acres. The region chief minister instructed the officials to encourage the local farmers to cultivate the summer paddy as well.
Afterwards, the team visited the Minywa river water pumping station and directed the officials to utilize the solar irrigation system. The region chief minister also urged the officials from Rural Road Development Department to submit a report regarding the upgrade of Thanatpin-Minywa rural road into concrete roads.
There are 22 irrigation projects in Bago Region. Kyaungsu irrigation project in Thanatpin Township was operated with the use of diesel in the 2005-2006 financial year and used the electricity pumps in the FY2007-2008. Solar-powered irrigation is carried out, for now, saving energy and cost. This system covers over 300 acres of summer paddy in the township. Renewable energy resource also helps achieve environmental sustainability. — Tin Soe(Bago)/ GNLM

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